Coco Mademoiselle Intense by Chanel is an Amber Woody fragrance for women. Coco Mademoiselle Intense was launched in 2018 as an Eau de Parfum. The nose behind this fragrance is Olivier Polge.
Coco Mademoiselle Intense is part of Chanel’s Coco collection. It followed the highly successful Coco Mademoiselle, which is a flanker to Chanel’s original Coco scent. So you could call this a flanker of a flanker.
The keynotes of this Amber Woody fragrance are Orange, Rose, Jasmine, Tonka Bean, Vanilla, and White musk.
A note from Chanel:
Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum Intense is an ambery woody fragrance with an extreme character. The fragrance is structured around an overdose of patchouli, warmed by an ambery accord of Vanilla absolute and Tonka Bean. A heart of rose and jasmine and the contrasting freshness of citrus add their notes to write this powerful score.
|Perfume Name||Coco Mademoiselle Intense|
|Concentration||Eau de Parfum|
|Scent Family||Amber Woody|
I absolutely love Coco Mademoiselle so I recently purchased a bottle of Coco Mademoiselle Intense.
What does Coco Mademoiselle Intense by Chanel smell like?
Coco Mademoiselle smells like Patchouli, Vanilla, and Tonka Bean with a fresh citrus opening. It smells very luxurious and expensive.
Of course, this fragrance reminds me of Coco Mademoiselle, but the original Coco Mademoiselle feels a bit fresher and younger. It definitely also smells a bit like Chanel Allure.
I’ve heard people compare it to Miss Dior Eau de Parfum. While I see why people would do that, given the shared notes of vanilla and rose, I find Miss Dior EDP to be much more floral and fruity than Coco Mademoiselle Intense.
|Top Notes||Sicilian Orange, Calabrian bergamot and Lemon|
|Middle Notes||Rose, Fruity Notes and Jasmine|
|Base Notes||Patchouli, Madagascar Vanilla, Tonka Bean, White Musk and Labdanum|
The fragrance opens with a strong blast of citrus, although I mostly pick up orange. This quickly settles, and then the Patchouli starts taking center stage. Very soon after this, the warm Tonka Bean and Vanilla starts coming through.
My skin absolutely loves Tonka Bean, so I think that definitely magnifies that note a bit. I absolutely love how the Vanilla is super noticeable without being overly sweet. I also picked up the Rose and Jasmine at this stage, and I think they are balanced perfectly.
At full dry down, the Musk is light but just detectable here too. Overall, I would describe the final dry down as an ambery vanilla with some spices.
Sillage & Projection
The sillage is pretty strong, and I can imagine if this is your signature scent, people will be able to recognize that you were in the room. I’d give the sillage a 9/10. It has very good projection as well – I’d score it a 9 out of 10 as well.
Longevity & Versatility
I’m really happy with the longevity of this intense version as it lasts much longer on my skin than the original Coco Mademoiselle. It lasts around 7 hours on my skin.
This is a great versatile fragrance that I’ve been wearing everywhere. Whether it’s to work or just going out shopping, I never have to think if it’s going to be appropriate. I personally would classify this as a spring, fall and winter scent. I know I’m going to fall back on something a bit more floral for the summer and the warmer part of spring.
This new fragrance is perfect for people who already like the Coco Mademoiselle fragrance, but even for people who do not like it, it’s worth at least trying. Perfumer Olivier Polge was right when he said it’s close to the original formula but with a completely new dimension. So if you are familiar with the original, it’s safe to blind buy.
If you aren’t familiar with Coco Mademoiselle, but you like scents like La Vie Est Belle, Black Opium, and Flowerbomb, then this could be something for you. Despite it coming with quite a hefty price tag, I absolutely think this scent is worthy of a bottle.
Overall it’s a great timeless perfume that makes for a great gift, especially if someone is a Chanel fan. It’s hard to give an estimated age range for who would like this scent as I feel it can be worn by someone of any age. But, if you aren’t a fan of Patchouli, I’d say this isn’t something for you.